Think Pink Barbie celebrates her 50th birthday with a photo exhibit and fashion show
on Monday,December 21,2009 22:12
When most women turn 50, the party tends to be a slightly reserved and quiet affair with friends and family. Yet when Mattel''s plastic princess Barbie reaches a half century, she celebrates in style.
A new exhibit at the Children''s Museum of Indianapolis entitled Barbie: The Fashion Experience, will feature photos and memorabilia detailing the life and times of the popular toy''s five decades of existence.
Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as the Barbie doll, was created in 1969 by American businesswoman Ruth Handler. Handler patterned the doll after a German toy called Bild Lilli to show little girls that women had choices.
The exhibit features an extensive photographic timeline showcasing the many design and stylistics shifts the doll has undergone over the past several years, as well as life-sized mannequins and an interactive design center where visitors can create their own outfits using computer programs and light tables.
The event, which runs through February, also boasts design workshops, vintage advertisement and a runway show of Barbie-inspired fashion.
The highlight of the collection is an original Andy Warhol painting of the doll from 1985 that is making its first ever appearance outside California.
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